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Alberta’s Labor and Immigration Minister stirs up controversy with tweet about vaccine mandate

Alberta’s Minister of Labor and Immigration and the MLA of Southwest Edmonton sparked controversy on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

Following the news that Canada may drop mandatory border vaccinations, Casey Madu shared her thoughts on the issue on social media.

“It was not about science, it was about political control and power,” Madhu tweeted. “Thank you to all the citizens, the Liberty Fleet, who had the courage to mobilize against these tyrannical policies. Thank you to them!”

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Just hours after it went live, the tweet received a lot of reaction and over 200 likes. However, the overwhelming majority of the over 600 responses seemed to caution against the minister’s words.

Duane Blatt, a political scientist at Mount Royal University, disputed Madu’s tweets, saying Madu was part of the government throughout Alberta’s response to COVID-19, mandates and lockdowns. pointed out that

“Not just[Madhu’s]former Justice Minister, he is still a minister and was a minister during COVID,” Bratt told Global News on Tuesday night. Was it about political control?What about the state restrictions he was in. Were they for political control, not about science?

“I think that’s an important question, especially for someone who had a job for most of that period was to enforce those COVID restrictions. Did he believe those restrictions were unreasonable at the time?” ?”

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Bratt added that he believes Madu’s comments are relevant to the upcoming UCP leadership race.

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“I think it’s more about the UCP leadership race than the caucus. He endorsed Daniel Smith,” Bratt said.

“The true foundation of her campaign is to stand against COVID restrictions. Past and future.”

Marie Renault, MLA of St Albert, was also quick to respond to Madou’s comments, writing that “Edmonton South West deserves better representation than he does”.

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Madhu was in the Cabinet when COVID restrictions were first introduced and served as the state’s Minister of Justice throughout much of the pandemic response.

Global News reached out to the offices of both Madu and Prime Minister Jason Kenny for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.


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Alberta’s Labor and Immigration Minister stirs up controversy with tweet about vaccine mandate

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